Movies and TV shows like Olive Kitteridge

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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, psychological, clever, depressing, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, couples, small town life, family, elderly, family problems, small town, maturity, dishonesty, under the surface, social relations, loneliness, mental illness, mentor, childhood, solitude, suicide, death, parenthood, teacher, marriage, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california

Most similar movies to Olive Kitteridge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, couple relations, dysfunctional family and infidelity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Olive Kitteridge: The Affair (2014), Mildred Pierce (2011), The Slap (2015), Normal (2003), Satisfaction (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, adultery, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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100%
 7.7
 17K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, single parent, friendship, restaurant, suffering, tragic event, lovers, family relations, divorce, adaptation, social differences, loss of daughter ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, couples, family in crisis, friends, couple relations, family relations, infidelity, friendship, domestic violence, suburbs, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 3K
Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, small town, family life, couples, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, small town life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.3
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, family problems, couple relations, marriage, under the surface, crumbling marriage, couples, casual sex, unfulfillment, dating, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, parents and children, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, homecoming, journal, death of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 3K
Black Box (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube". Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, gloomy, realistic
Plot: mental illness, family relations, workplace, therapy, casual sex, patient, workplace situations, couple relations, surgery, manic, couples, mad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 8.3
 923
The Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Street is a British television drama series created by Jimmy McGovern and produced by Granada Television for the BBC. The series follows the lives of various residents of an unnamed street in Manchester and features an all-star cast including ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: family life, couple relations, neighbor, social relations, family problems, dull life, crumbling marriage, small town, friendship, anthology, neighborhood, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, aging, righting the wronged, elderly, drugs/alcohol, hopes, couples, family problems, unsupportive spouse, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 11K
Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, doctor, family problems, parents and children, social relations, youth, fall in love, family life, single father, death in the family, workaholic, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 775
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, bleak, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bus, drugs/alcohol, family in crisis, life is a bitch, working class, single parent, youth, drug abuse, isolation, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 4K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, dishonesty, couples, countryside, family relations, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, crimes, life is a bitch, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 8K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family gatherings, friends, couple relations, siblings relations, human nature, couples, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: tense, clever, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, irish, terminal illness, sailor, actor, redemption, drug abuse, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: support group, friendship, looking for love, family problems, couples, starting over, best friends, single parent, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 923
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, hopes, couple relations, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, infidelity, haunted by the past, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 253
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: redemption, island, human nature, starting over, misfit, friendship, small town, estrangement, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.9
 1K
Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: financial problem, single parent, family problems, dishonesty, sexuality, prostitute, double life, protecting from truth, parents and children, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 630
Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, based on british tv series
Plot: lottery, workplace, working class, gas station, society, couples, couple relations, family relations, life turned upside down, workplace situations, siblings relations, change of luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 15K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: sexual, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, time lapse photography, culture clash, living with parents, love and romance, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family relations, couple relations, estrangement, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, psychological
Plot: single parent, sexual relations, cause and meaning, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, couples, asian, single mother, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 1K
Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, americana, couples, small town life, human nature, society, friends, family relations, parents and children, social relations, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, death in the family, dishonesty, family life, dealing with death, woman, overcoming, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, gloomy, talky, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, lawsuit, betrayal, vengeance, family, tragedy, life is a bitch, love and romance, infidelity, legal, terminal illness, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prison, couples, coping, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, crimes, housewife, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, dysfunctional family, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, family problems, couples, mad ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brothers & Sisters (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family business, mistress, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, family life, parenthood, jealousy, family drama, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, teacher, daughter, life turned upside down, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, youth, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Wicked Wicked Games is a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 63 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial was directed by Terry Cunningham, Dennis Dimster, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: betrayal, family business, intrigue, infidelity, vengeance, rivalry, couples, dishonesty, obsession, family feud, family relations, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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